(PBS) and BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE (PBS).
About Kunhardt Films Kunhardt Films produces documentaries about the people and ideas that shape our world.
AFRICAS GREAT CIVILIZATIONS is a production of Inkwell Films, Mc Gee Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, DC, in association with Nutopia. C., is one of the largest producing stations of new content for public television in the United States.
Major corporate support for AFRICAS GREAT CIVILIZATIONS is provided by Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson and Ancestry. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Alfred P. WETA productions and co-productions include PBS NEWSHOUR, WASHINGTON WEEK, THE KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG, LATINO AMERICANS, THE ITALIAN AMERICANS, documentaries by filmmaker Ken Burns, and productions by scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., including FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
Whether it is the sweeping history of the African-American experience or the intimate personal stories of the hundreds of women who made up the feminist movement, Mc Gee Media uses television, film and digital media in radical new ways to inform and inspire.
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April 20, 2017 PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing AFRICAS GREAT CIVILIZATIONS on DVD and Blu-ray, the latest three-part, six-hour documentary series hosted, executive produced and written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at org.About Mc Gee Media Mc Gee Media was founded by award-winning filmmaker Dyllan Mc Gee to produce documentary content that is innovative, compelling and immersive.Every story is born from a vision of a more fair and equitable world.Further, Africa was an epicenter of Christian theology and philosophy, reflected in the influential thinking of early Christian theologians like St.Augustine of Hippo in the 4th century, and in travel accounts of such Islamic scholars as Leo Africans and Ibn Battuta.In the program, Gates chronicles a sweeping 200,000-year journey of discovery, showing the complexity, grandeur and diversity of many millennia of undiscussed and unknown details about Africas compelling and dramatic history.Gates presents for the first time for a popular audience a new vision not only of Africas pivotal place in world history, but also the worlds relation to Africa.Gates shows how Africas interactions with foreign civilizations and ideas transformed these trading partners, and how African societies and cultures themselves were shaped through these extended contacts, including the arrival of Islam in medieval North Africa and Western Sudan and the rise of a maritime civilization on the East African coast, which regularly traded with Persian and Chinese visitors.Trade in salt and gold across the Sahara placed Africa in contact with Europe and the Middle East for millennia.The DVD SRP is .99 and the Blu-ray SRP is .99.The program will also be available for digital download.